My favorites tend to be the ones without color, the shimmery sparkly ones or the waterfally ones.
I was both amused and baffled by the number of people taking pictures, in particular, those taking pictures with their cameraphones. We were behind a fellow who had a tripod set up and was clearly pretty serious about getting good shots, which made some sense to me, but I don't get why you would be at the fireworks and instead of just soaking them in, you'd be taking crappy photos with your phone. But I have a bias against mediating experiences with taking pictures, and that obviously shows.
We made a clever move, which I'll have to remember for next year, for the return: rather than get in the long-ass line at Kendall going outbound, we hopped on the first available train INbound, rode to Park Street, changed direction, and, I think, got home a lot faster and with less standing in line than we would have otherwise. It was brilliant!
As an added bonus to our cleverness, I got to chat with a family from Quetzaltenango! I was wearing my school's t-shirt (on the back, it reads "Justicia y Paz," which I thought was pretty perfect for the 4th of July), and they saw it, and asked me if I'd been to the town featured on the shirt. We had a very fun conversation and got to exclaim on the smallness of the world :)
I didn't get enough sleep last night, but I think I'll make up for it tonight.